Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wow... Too many blogs and not enough time :) There are so many wonderful, crafty people out there, I have my favorite blogs I look at daily... but today I have been looking around at others and I have gotten so many ideas... good thing I'm going to work (Michael's) today so I can buy some supplies ( huge smile ) ... Stepped out of the box a little for this card... I cut two circles from Spellbinders "beaded circles" dies.. folded a 1/4 over each end of a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card... then added two big brads and some twine to wrap around each one to hold card together...does that make since ??? the little tags are Spellbinders "Labels 4"... some wrinkle ribbon an a flower... so cute :) paper is Making Memories "English Gardens"... I'm off to work... enjoy your day... Jen
I don't need anyone to remind me of my age,
I have a bladder to do that for me... :)
Stephen Fry

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, Monday... Another Valentine card ... who shall I send this one too ??? Are you like me... do you only send handmade cards to someone you know will appreciate it and keep it ( for a while at least )... Anyhoo..... Made with all leftovers, a little embroidered flower I cut from old doily, tulle flower with a Martha Stewart button, some twine and a glittery heart (spellbinders heart die).. picture embellishment is Crafty Secrets, calendar is K & Co. Little corner piece is Melissa Frances.. Thanks for stopping by... Jen
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
love, thou art every day my
Thomas Hood

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finally Finished... This was supposed to be quick and easy.... it took me 4 days (I'll spare you all of the bad words I could inject here :) my sewing machine didn't want to co-operate.. I spent one day taking it apart, cleaning it and putting it back together ... the next day trying to get it to sew a simple straight line, didn't work.. the third day, took it to a professional :)... $88 dollars and 4 days later, it's finally finished... whew !!! My store manager's wife doesn't care for pink, which I absolutely love, so I decided on a leopard fleece blanket... with a hat to match :) if you look close you can see "Amelie" embroidered on the blanket... right above the hat... I wanted it a little bigger.... but that's a whole other story :( Have a great day... hugs... Jen
If you break your neck, if you have
nothing to eat, if your house is on fire,
then you got a problem..
Everything else is inconvenience...
Robert Fulghum

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ahh... Paris ! What is it with me and Paris lately... I'm really lovin' all the glitter and romance of it :) Here is a little card I made.. could be for Valentines Day or a birthday... I used leftover paper and embossed it with a Cuttlebug "Paisley" embossing folder, the corner piece is Tattered Angels, painted, stamped and glossy accents added. All of the other embellishments are K & Co. die cuts " Par Avion "... It is a beautiful day here in Cali... about 75 with a cool breeze.. hope it's not too cold where you are :) I'm going out to do some planting.. Pansy's... my favourite !! hugs... Jen
What a man needs in gardening, is
a cast iron back with a hinge in it !!
Charles Dudley

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hats... Hats... Hats.. Aren't these the cutest (sigh) OMG ( I normally don't say that but I cant help it ) I have been having a blast making these little knitted infant hats ( larger ones in process ) baby pink with a big brown polka dot bow and light purple with a tiny dot bow..
the black one I made for my store managers new 9 lb. baby (ouch) and the red was leftover from a hat I made my granddaughter. These will eventually be in my etsy shop ( I know, I know... I will have it up and running soon )
Well .. tell me what you think... have a great evening ... hugs.. Jen
Grab your coat and get your hat, Leave your
worries on the doorstep.. Just direct your feet
to the sunny side of the street...
Dorothy Fields..

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Saturday !!! I think this is my favorite Valentine card so far :) I have so many ideas in my little pea brain that are dying to get on paper... and this was one of them. It came to me about two in the morning and I actually remembered it when I got up ( big smile since my memory ain't what it used to be :) First I embossed the card with Sizzix "Lovely Flourish" .... The big and small heart is Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Heart"... some crocheted embellishments with a button and some pink & white bakers twine... and I have had the tickets for a long time and finally had a chance to use them... (these will be in my etsy shop)... Well, that's it for today...I'm off to do a little blogging before work... enjoy your weekend... Jen
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all
and it's easy to exchange...
Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine Book... Another book for my Etsy shop.. someday :) This was a lot of fun, I used scrap paper and embellishments... A Tim Holtz lock and key
A little paper bag envelope to keep a treasure or love note...
Some spots to add a picture or letter...
and Paris... ahhh... Paris.. city of romance...
just imagine the things you could put in this little envelope... jewelry.. letters.. tickets to Paris ... Ooh La La !!!
and the back... says "Happy Valentines Day"... but could easily be peeled off to say anything you wanted... ( honestly... that little pink stamped rectangle is there to cover up a stamping mistake .. shhh... don't tell anybody )
All five pages...
the front all glittered and ready to give to your sweetheart ... :}
I hope you have enjoyed this post... I will have more books to show you and have been working on little knitted baby hats... will share those with you soon...
That's all for now.. enjoy your evening... hugs.. Jen
See everything; overlook a great deal; change a little..
Pope John XXIII

Friday, January 7, 2011

TGIF.... And I had today off... woo hoo !! didn't get much done, I was really lazy :) I fell asleep on the couch with the kids (dogs) made some lunch, made a card, started on a Valentine book... now I'm ready for another nap !! I used Martha Stewart paper on this card, leftover ribbon and lace, Martha Stewart punch, Tim Holtz "Tissue Tape", image is from Crafty Secrets... all on Kraft card stock from Staples... I also lined the envelope.. and a "Trinket Pin" from Maya Road..
I'm also getting things ready to put up in Etsy ... don't have it yet, I want to have a good quantity of items before I get started.. so far I have cards (duh) scrapbook pages and kits, knitted hats and scarves and eventually purses... It's gonna take a while.. this working full time really cuts into my life !!! If you have never been to check it out... very cool.. Hope your week was good & have a great weekend... Jen
Laziness is nothing more than the habit
of resting before you get tired...
Jules Renard

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year... A little late... sorry, been busy :) Anyway I finally got a chance to do some cards today.. I love the valentine colors.. not the red but all the pinks (guess I'm a pink girl) First I sprayed the card with Smooch Spritz in "Cherry Ice" and "Silver Foil".. I LOVE this stuff !! Paper is Martha Stewart "Key and Heart" paper pad, stamp is Craftsmart, doily, pink glitter heart and button all from Michael's (actually everything is from Michael's except ribbon and twine).. Crinkle ribbon is from my stash, it's really a light pink don't know why is showed up this color !! Twine also from my stash.. Hope you are having a good year so far... hope to be back tomorrow... but don't hold your breath !! hugs... Jen
A New Year's resolution is something that goes
in one year and out the other...
Author Unknown